Today marks the release of the all new Ubuntu 11.04. And it marks a new OS experience for me: I’m actually moving from Windows to the Linux—after 12 years of happy Windows computing.
- Winamp — my first love
- Adobe Photoshop
So all this was some time ago. In the meantime I enrolled at university, got some more insight to Linux, it’s terminal and open source software. Nevertheless I never dared to perform a full switch to a Linux based OS and stayed with a dual boot…
…Till today. The release of Ubuntu 11.04 and it’s totally revamped user interface have won me over! Actually the move was easier than I thought and I didn’t boot into Windows for at least two weeks :)
But what happened to my beloved programs? (Remark: This is written as a retrospective three months after my move to Ubuntu).
- Winamp — replaced by gmusicbrowser
- Trillian — runs via Wine. I know there is Empathy and Pidgin, but Trillian has so nice sync features with my Android phone. …
- Opera — runs natively :)
- Adobe Photoshop — As I own a valid license I first tried running it via Wine, but this did not work out too well. So I needed to take the bitter pill: Running it via VirtualBox with a slim Windows Server 2003. I know about GIMP - but Photoshop is just so much better ;)
- Eclipse — based on Java… so no problems running it with Linux.
- mp3Tag — PuddleTag
…will deffo be free of Windows as main operating system.